This is the official release from the NN Running team that Eliud Kipchoge, world record holder at the marathon, two time Olympic champion, is going to run the Boston Marathon on 17 April 2023.
This writer was in attendance for the 2003 Paris World Champs 5,000 meters. Hicham El Guerrouj and Kenenisa Bekele were to duke it out in that race. And that is kind of how it looked up until the last 200 meters. But there was a young Kenyan, all of eighteen years, named Eliud KIpchoge, who rained on their parade.
Eliud Kipchoge, some nineteen years later, is the finest marathoner in all of the world. And he wants to run Boston in April 2023, and he wants to win. The wisened, veteran Kenyan superstar, Eliud Kipchoge, is, as Paula Radcliffe named him on BBC all those years ago, “the zen master of the marathon.”
Eliud has won medals at World Cross Country, in the World Championships, and at the Olympics. He has won gold medals at the Berlin, London, Tokyo, and Chicago Marathons, all World Marathon Majors, and he has two to go to have wins at all six WMMs!
In 2016, Eliud Kipchoge gave us a masterclass on how to develop as a runner. After his superb win in London 2016 Marathon, Eliud told the media that the best way to develop as a runner was to run cross country, then track, and then gently move to the roads. Eliud was like a professor of road running that presser.
Just how big is this? I see Eliud Kipchoge competing in Boston like an earlier generation saw Abeba Bikela, the 1960/1964 Olympic gold medalist in the marathon when he ran in Boston.
How will Eliud Kipchoge fare? Well, he does want to win at least one race at all six WMM, and this could be number five.
I think it will be an amazing show.
Eliud Kipchoge set to make Boston Marathon debut in 2023
NN Running Team-athlete Eliud Kipchoge will make his Boston Marathon debut on April 17th next year. The Kenyan marathon world record holder will take the next step in his legendary career that has already led to four out of six Abbott World Marathon Majors victories.
The 38-year-old Kipchoge will seek victory in the historic race on Monday, 17 April – as he looks to win at a fifth of the six Abbott World Marathon Majors. Kipchoge boasts an incredible career, having secured four victories apiece in the TCS London Marathon and the BMW Berlin Marathon and also triumphed at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon (2014) and the Tokyo Marathon (2022). In Berlin in September 2022, Kipchoge lowered his own marathon world record by 30 seconds, running an electrifying 2:01:09.
Eliud Kipchoge announces that he will run the 2023 @bostonmarathon on 17 April 2023! @EliudKipchoge, @LagatJustin, @NNRunningTeam, @WMMajors, #londonmarathon, #berlinmarathon, #chicagomarathon, #tokyomarathon, pic.twitter.com/6HZgCIFZ8I
— RunBlogRun (@RunBlogRun) December 1, 2022
Kipchoge said: “I’m happy to announce in April, I will compete in the Boston Marathon. A new chapter in my Abbott World Marathon Majors journey.”
Eliud Kipchoge is the greatest marathon runner in history. He has won a remarkable 15 out of his 17 career marathons and is a double Olympic marathon gold medallist.
Eliud Kipchoge’s journey was collected in one photo book. Including highlights of all of his races so far, special pictures, bib numbers, and handwritten descriptions by the GOAT himself. The book, a prop that was used to create the Boston Marathon announcement video, will be auctioned by Catawiki. The profits of the auction will be donated to the Eliud Kipchoge Foundation to support education and sustainability.